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Rain Threatens Opening T20Is of PAK NZ T20 Series

The first two T20I matches of the Pakistan – New Zealand series are set to get affected by rain scheduled in Rawalpindi.

The first three T20Is of the eagerly anticipated five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand, set to kick off at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on April 18, 20, and 21, are facing the looming threat of rain. According to meteorological forecasts, Islamabad and Rawalpindi are expected to experience heavy rainfall throughout the week, potentially disrupting the series schedule.

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Weather projections indicate a 60% chance of rain during the day and an 80% likelihood of rainfall at night on April 18, coinciding with the first T20I match. The rain probability escalates to 84% on April 20, before dropping significantly to 20% on April 21.

As preparations intensified for the series, New Zealand's inexperienced squad arrived in Islamabad on Sunday, while the Pakistani national team convened at a local hotel in the capital. Amidst concerns over the weather, both teams are gearing up for what promises to be an exhilarating cricketing showdown.

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It's worth noting that Lahore's iconic Gaddafi Stadium is slated to host the last two matches of the series on April 25 and 27, providing a glimmer of hope for uninterrupted cricketing action. However, all eyes remain on the weather forecasts as fans eagerly await the commencement of the series amidst the backdrop of uncertain weather conditions.

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